COLOMBO: Pakistan have won the toss and opted to bat in the third one-day international (ODI) being played against Sri Lanka in the Premadasa Stadium on Wednesday here.
Pakistan has made one change and brought in Asad Shafique in place of Rahat , while Sri Lanka replacing Rangana Herath gave an opportunity to Sajeeva Virakon, who will be playing his first ODI.
The five match series is currently tied at 1-1
Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Umar Akmal, Asad Shafiq, Shahid Afridi, Sarfraz Ahmed, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Sohail Tanvir.
Sri Lanka: Mahela Jayawardene (capt), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Sajeewa Virakon.
Umpires: Asoka de Silva (SRI) and Paul Reiffel (AUS)TV umpire: Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SRI) Match referee: Chris Broad (ENG)